Liquid Alts Help Offset Uncertainty and Diversification Challenges
PGIM Wadhwani’s Dr. Sushil Wadhwani, CBE, discusses why agile global macro strategies are attractive portfolio diversifiers for rising recession risks.
Amid extensive efforts to tame inflation, the ultimate economic cost of restrictive monetary policy has yet to become apparent against an uneven global backdrop. Still, investors began the year assuming a positive outcome was imminent based on signs of progress in the inflation fight, positioning markets for heightened volatility as new data points test those early assumptions. At the same time, the war in Ukraine remains a geopolitical wildcard with disruptive potential that is as difficult to gauge as its resolution is to predict.
PGIM Wadhwani Keynes Systematic Absolute Return Fund is a liquid alternative solution that employs a systematic global macro approach designed to reduce risk, preserve capital, and provide returns with low correlations to traditional markets. The Fund can take both long and short positions in stocks, bonds and currencies. Its agile, research-based investment strategy earned top honours in the ‘UCITS – Macro’ category at the HFM European Performance Awards 2022.
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Directional trading capabilities and a global investment universe consisting of equities, fixed income and currencies enable opportunistic investing across key assets with the flexibility to adjust net exposure broadly.
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Designed to deliver low volatility and low beta to traditional markets via access to uncorrelated return sources diversified by geography, asset class, investment style and timeframe.
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PGIM Wadhwani Keynes Systematic Absolute Return Fund– Morningstar measures risk-adjusted returns. The overall rating is a weighted average based on the Fund’s 3-, 5-, and 10-year star rating. Source: Morningstar. Morningstar Stars were calculated using extended performance returns, which links preinception returns to a U.S. based Fund, managed using the same investment approach, with a longer track record which begins 24 Jul 2015. Fees were adjusted inline with the Fund’s current expenses. Ratings 3yr 28/162, 5yr 6/99, 10yr N/A.
Award source: With Intelligence. PGIM Wadhwani was awarded ‘UCITS – Macro’ winner at the HFM European Fund Performance Awards 2022 for its Systematic Absolute Return Strategy on 29 September 2022, based on data up to 31 August 2022.
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